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political situation. this week mr. obama unveiled sweeping new measures to reduce gun violence. cbs polls told 92% favored universe aal background checks. >>> the colorado movie theater that was the scene of a mass shooting in july opens to the public today. yesterday a sploen was held for the victims along with a private screening for survivors. for some it was a step toward healing but others didn't see it that way. teresa garcia reports now from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: police and moviegoers gathered once again but this time it was for healing. six months after the mass shooting that left 12 dead the theater reopened to survivors, victims' families, and first responders. >> we are a community of survivors, and we are a community that is united in our recovery. >> reporter: the gathering in the newly remodeled theater number 9 drew mixed responses from survivors and victims' families. >> dave lost his 18-year-old nephew. he said entering the theater was just too much for him. >> i try to think about what we have, not at what we lost. >> reporter: jan son young's boyfriend died dod
by imposing his policies via executive fiat. mr. obama pleaded with americans to confront congress directly. >> ask them what's more important. doing whatever it takes to get a "a" grade from the gun lobby or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> reporter: he even show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's
said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. very cute. >> in fact preparations for the parties and the president's big day is well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it's a lot of work. i want to show you some animation that gives you a virtual look at what people will see and what you're seeing if you're not here televised on monday when president obama for the second time this year takes the oath of office. remember he does the first official and private one at the white house on sunday, then the big event here on monday. all of this being built up at the capitol, the president will give his speech there which analysts say should not be partisan, he should stick to the middle of the road. . from the capitol to the parade route the process of securing all that, they got 100 workstations
into a nonprofit group that will set its sight on key policy issues like gun control. this week mr. obama unveiled sweeping new measures to reduce gun violence. in a just released cbs/"new york times" poll 92% of americans favored universal background checks for gun buyers while 54% favored stricter gun laws. >>> the colorado movie theater that was the scene of a mass shooting in july opens to the public today. yesterday a ceremony was held for the victims along with a private screening for survivors. for some it was a step toward healing, but others didn't see it that way. teresa garcia reports now from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: police and moviegoers gathered once again at the aurora colorado theater, but this time it was in healing. six months after the horror of the mass shooting that left 12 dead, the theater reopened for survivors, victims' families, and first responders. >> we are a community of survivors, and we are a community that is united in our recovery. >> reporter: the gathering in the newly remodeled theater number 9 drew mixed responses from
to him about newtown mr. obama signed 23 executive actions strengthening background checks, providing more officers to schools and telling mental health professionals how to report potentially violent patients. then, he called on congress to pass new laws to ban new military-style assault rifles, expand background checks to cover every gun purchase, limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds, and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. we have three reports tonight, and we will start with major garrett at the white house. major? >> reporter: scott, vice president's gun violence task force held 22 meetings and met with more than 220 different groups. it submitted its proposals to the president two weeks ahead of schedule. president obama accepted them with no changes. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obliga
followers to wish her a happy birthday. from time to time, mrs. obama may actually tweet. she will sign the message "mo." this will replace @michelleo >> the storms. a few miles make a difference. we have an interactive blog going all day to keep you posted. we will keep you posted 24/7 throughout the day. it was a very busy throughout the office today. colder tomorrow. bundle up. only in the we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ ♪
proposals wednesday, mr. obama is pressuring congress with a new online petition. it seeks support for universal background checks and other reforms. one virginia state lawmaker went dramatic. brandishing an ak-47 yesterday, while urging a support for a ban on assault weapons. it was unloaded. and his bill was defeated. >>> washington gearing up for a full weekend of inaugural events. security has been cranking up as practice for all of the major happenings take place tomorrow. mr. obama, vice president biden and their wives taking part in service events across washington. they will be sworn up on sunday, before monday's ceremonial swearing in at the capitol. >>> a scare for an alaskan airlines flight overnight. fighter jets were scrambled after reports of a possible hijacking. those jets escorted the 737 to sea-tac airport. someone called the honolulu office. >>> across the country at miami's airport, two massive airliners clipping each other at the gate, damaging both planes. an airbus arriving from argentina, touched the 777 leaving for paris. none of the 600 people onboard thos
background checks. mr. obama will also endorse a ban on ammunition magazine clips which carry more than ten bullets. he will also seek a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. but the ban won't drive the agenda. press secretary jay carney. >> the president will put forward a series of proposals that is not limited to one legislative action. >> reporter: would he sign a package passed by congress that did not include the assault weapons ban? >> he's not going to say that we have to move on this one or else we don't move on that one. there are a host of measures that we can take that can address this problem. >> reporter: the president will also ask congress for a tougher federal law against gun trafficking to penalize sellers who do not carry out thorough background checks. he will also seek more federal funds to facilitate background checks, more personnel to respond to requests for those checks, and more federal agents to inspect gun shops. in addition, mr. obama will offer schools and school districts funds to hire trained and armed security officers. he will also
the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant in washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo, featuring new bangs in a twitter picture posted online. we'll see if it's featured during the next several days of inaugural festivities. >>> the preparations and parties for the president's big day are well under way. nbc's traci potts has the details. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there are going to be a lot of people here in washington. we're expecting between 600,000 and 800,000. while that pales in comparison to the nearly 200 million we saw four years ago. hotels are certainly filling up, and security is a big concern. it's a big issue. the secret service has 100 stations planted around the city, at least so far. 42 different agencies involved in that, keeping in mind they have to secure not only the national mall where everyone will gather for the ceremony, but the entire parade route to the white house, across from the white house, the viewing stand, which is already being set up. this is ce
. >>> first lady, sporting a new hairdo. hair 1)&bdone. check it out. mrs. obama hit the town to celebrate her 49th birthday and show off her new do. if you didn't notice, it's the bangs. >> and you got a new hairdo. >> a little layered out. >> looked sharp. >> what is his twitter handle? >> at flotus. first lady of the united states. >> have a banging friday and a great weekend. >> you're good. thank you, we'll see you tonight at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. >> catch us all day long at >> we'll see you tomorrow. not tomorrow. >> sometime next week. attention, all. attention, all. it is with great pleasure i would like to announce that the recipient of this year's... ge followship award is none other than our very own... liz lemon. [faint applause] wait, how could liz win a fellowship award? she doesn't like people. no, followship. presented annually to the woman--sorry, person, who best exemplifies a follower. i'm not a follower. it also comes with ten grand. i accept this proudly on behalf of followers everywhere. when i think of the free spirited liz lemon i met just one year ago.
. a lot of talk about mrs. obama and sasha, malia, what they are wearing. we don't know what they are wearing, but a lot being said about a new hair style sported by mrs. obama. >> that's right. yesterday was mrs. obama's 49th birthday and they tweeted a picture of mrs. obama with a new haircut. bangs now. we don't know what she is wearing, but what her hair looks like. we will see if it starts any trends. >> berman wants a full frontal of the bangs so he can see what they looked like. that was kind of a side-view. >> that's what i said. we'll get some views. >> all right. athena jones. thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> bangsgate. the latest scandal to hit washington. >>> stay with cnn for live coverage. and "either start" will be live from washington at 5:00 eastern. >>> today's best advice from a powerful republican in congress, coming up. >> later, breaking down lance armstrong's confession and explanation to oprah. soledad talking to betsey andreu, who testified that armstrong was doping. former cycling champion john eustice, and former cyclist, niccole cook. ♪
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on spending cuts in order to raise the debt ceiling and key senate republican says mr. obama doesn't get it. >> you have a kid that keeps a credit card loaded and a person that would tear up the credit card but you look at the credit. republicans are willing to pay for past bill but this is about the future bill. the president misses the point here. >> reporter: today, house democratic whip steny hoyer said new revenue must accompany spending cuts. for day, the final passage is expected in the house in the next hour or so. bret? >> bret: mike, we will follow that on fox. thank you. ominous note now from one of the world's top credit agencies. fitch rating says the u.s. could lose the top credit rating if there is a delay in raising the debt limit. we'll find out with the senior political analyst brit hume thinks about this. good evening. >> good evening. the warning from the fitch rating agency today is certainly will become talking point for president and democrats who claim the republicans are using the debt ceiling recklessly as leverage for spending cuts. worry over the debt ceiling is
armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the president, as you pointed out, will be surrounded by these young kids who wrote letters to the president in the wake of the connecticut shootings. in addition to that, though, a white house official confirming that the president will also be joined with some newtown families, families impacted by the newtown shoo
a nice shot of the president, mrs. obama, mrs. biden and joe biden in the front row of the national cathedral. the prayer service is historically, traditionally the closing ceremony of the inaugural festivities and that is underway right now. bill: after a late night last night back at it today. we will watch that ceremony. make it a terrific day. stay warm in you're out in the arctic chill. we'll see you tomorrow, everybody. martha: buy everybody, see you tomorrow. jon: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. the threat is real for millions of americans treacherous road conditions, frigid temperatures, and now a new winter storm looming. what you need to know before heading out. plus a common household painkiller now linked to eye problems. what a new study says about a drug in your medicine cabinet that might increase the risk of going blind. and this boat does go over the edge of this dam, the only question for these two fishermen, will they go with it? it's all happening now. good morning to you on this tuesday, with only weeks left on the job secretary of state hillary c
that will build its future. >> reporter: in his speech mr. obama called on the nation to respond to climate change an issue he's hardly mentioned in recent years and on the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. he equated the struggle for gay rights with the struggle for civil rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: at the luncheon which followed a more bipartisan tone. speaker of the house john boehner presented the president with a gift and good wish. >> in the spirit of harmony i'm proud to present the flag that flew over this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you gentlemen i say, congratulations, and godspeed. >> reporter: the most poignant picture of the day was this the president going inside from the west front of the capitol, pausing and turning for one last look down the vast expanse of the national mall. another thing he thought he might not see, some daylight on the debt limit fight. republicans said monday th
away from this, there will be more pressure. >> absolutely. we heard it from mr. obama's inaugural speech yesterday. he renewed his push for clean energy and of course start thinking about the dirtiest energy and that is coal. the new technologies, the phrack and technologies pushing on the price of natural gas making coal less economical. given mr. obama's initiative and given where we are with natural gas. cheryl: another group you do like performing amazingly it the technology sector. if you look at the group under this president up 100% whether he can take credit for that or not, i will not say, but technology is a positive. we're getting apple's numbers tomorrow. you are saying go for the tech. >> absolutely. if you're ibm, hewlett-packard had an off year. let's focus on apple, but now we're seeing not everyone wants an iphone 5. given the superior dividend, the space, the fact intel and microsoft slowing the dividends double-digit the last five years, given the continued need for more technology, more investors push into that area. cheryl: looking forward to apple's earnings,
the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but mr. obama acknowledged that the most significant reforms will not come from his office. >> as important as these steps are, they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a real and lasting difference, congress too must act, and congress must act soon. and i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> suarez: for one thing, the president is asking the senate to confirm todd jones as director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, where he's been interim director. the a.t.f. has had no permanent head for six years. other proposals include: barring the sale of ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds and reinstating and strengthening a ban on military assault-style weapons. >> a majority of americans agree with us on this. and by the way, so did ronald reagan, one of the staunchest defenders of the second amendment, who wrote to congress in 1994 urging them-- this is ronald reagan speaking-- urging them to listen to the american public and to the law enforc
plan to curb gun violence including a ban on military-style assault weapons. mr. obama took some action on his own but concedes it will be difficult to get congress to act. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: with the stroke of a pen, president obama signed 23 executive orders combatting gun violence. one directs the center for disease control to study gun violence. another helps young people get mental health treatment. >> if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've good an obligation to try it. >> reporter: the president called for a ban on assault weapons and ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds. he also wants background checks for everyone buying a gun. >> and i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> reporter: children who wrote the president after the connecticut shooting were in the audience for the announcement, and so was annette nance-holt whose son blair was shot down on a chicago city bus. >> blair did good and today the president did that. >> reporter: the president said change will
background checks and limit assault weapons and ammunition. at a news conference monday, mr. obama promised to act alone, if necessary. >> and i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> the president could use executive powers on 19 separate actions to bypass congress. >>> in newtown, connecticut, monday grieving family members of 11 victim of the sandy hook elementary school shooting announced plans for an anti-violence campaign. the nonprofit group sandy hook promise will focus on mental health, school safety and gun responsibility. >> the middle ground and the answers i actually think are going to come from gun owners themselves. those are the people that understand where the limits are, what's reasonable, what's responsible and what isn't. >> last night on "the rachel maddow show," rachel asked the parents of 6-year-old shooting victim ben wheeler about a comment they made at the news conference about having responsibility to their son. >> our job for him is to continue to do, to be, the great
that is on the airwaves now. watch this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. bill: that is part of it. wendell goler live on the north lawn. what is the reaction to the nra ad, wendell. >> reporter: frankly none, bill. aides say they have no more desire for a confrontation with the nra than they already have. people will see secret service protection for the first family is no more elitist than protection for the president himself. in the wake of the newtown massacre, polls show public opinion in favor of many measures mr. obama will announce today. press secretary jay carney says it will take more than gun controls to make our children safe. >> this is something that we have to address as a nation. it is not something you can do alone through executive action. it is not something you can do with even a series of laws that, congress might pass. this is a problem that touches on a variety of areas of american life. and it needs to be appr
built to defend against iranian rocket attacks. the following day mr. obama met with reporters to clarify what he meant by quote, unquote flexibility. quote, i think everybody understands that. if they haven't, they haven't been listening to my speeches. i want to reduce our nuclear stockpiles. and one of the barriers to doing that is building trust and cooperation around missile defense issues. and so this is for the a matter of hiding the ball. i'm a record, unquote. well, if russian president vladimir putin got obama's message, it didn't change his plans to expand and modernize russia's nuclear weaponry. notably a new nuclear submarine armed with 16 state of the art icbms, intercontinental ballistic missiles. the new suck has been christened and it is the first of eight such subs been christe are to add it to russia's navy. question, dispute continue's defense buildup mark the beginning of a new cold war with russia? yes or no? clarence page? >> i'd say no. putin loves to play poker. this looks like a bar beganning chip to me -- bargaining chip to me. he's trying to get the
mrs. obama's birthday with dinner at cafe milano. surprised patrons had to go through a security checkpoint. >>> we are just three days out from all of the pomp and circumstance. >> today, more than 6,000 national guard personnel will be deployed inside the district to help with traffic, crowd control, crowd management and communications. another 2,000 will be put on alert just outside the city. meantime, the media will get a behind the scenes tour of the preparations under way at the convention center for the commander in chief's ball and the inaugural ball. metro riders can buy a special all-day pa for inauguration day. nine stations will sell the passes featuring an image of president barack obama. metro projects some 600,000 to #00,000 riders on monday. >>> e-bay and craigslist have promised to crack down on the sale of scalped inaugural tickets online. the tickets were free but hard to come by as you can imagine. they are being sold for thousands of dollars on the internet. new york senator charles schumer called for action after some of his constituents complained. he says
monday, it seems mrs. obama is preparing hers, as well. unveiling a brand-new do thursday, bangs. it's the first image posted on her new official twitter account, at flotus. and overnight, pool photographers got a brief look at the new hairstyle, as mrs. obama returned from a dinner, celebrating her birthday with the president. the reaction to her newly-framed face has been swift and mostly positive. at flotus, we love your new bangs. michelle obama celebrates a second term with bangs. flotus is flawless. >> michelle obama is such a trend-setter in the fashion industry because she manages to be aspirational and acceptable at the same time. >> reporter: who is behind the new look? johnny wright, styling her tresses since just before they moved into the white house. while he won't spill the first lady's salon secrets, he did offer this take on a previous first-term trim. >> the haircut was not really calculated. it was something that, you know, i just felt that it would be nice and fresh. and it would make her look more youthful than she is. >> reporter: her new cut, the opening act fo
violence mr. obama conceded congress may reject his call to reinstate the assault weapons ban, on this and other proposals he put the burden on wavering lawmakers. >> we have to come up with answers that set politics aside. >> reporter: the president confronted his refusal to negotiate over an increase in the nation's $16.4 trillion debt ceiling due to expire in mid to late february. the nation's debt increased $5.8 trillion on mr. obama's watch. he's raised it four times, three in negotiations with congress. doesn't that suggest that we are going to go into a default situation because no one is talking to each other about how to resolve this? >> the fact of the matter is that we have never seen the debt ceiling used in this fashion where the notion was, you no he what? we might default unless we get 100% of what we want. that hasn't happened. >> reporter: house republicans like utah's jason chaffetz say the president is going to have to negotiate or preside over default. >> the president has to realize that republicans believe strongly you can't keep spendi
, and online ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's a real ad. that, my friends, is political pornography. >> that's one of the grossest things i've ever seen in my life. >> i don't know what to say. joe? >> what's wrong with these people, mika? what's wrong with these people? you have children that had no say in the decision on whether their father was going to step forward to be president of the united states, to run for president, one of the most bone-crushing sacrificing things any husband or wife can do to their family. and the second they make that decision, their children and their entire family have targets on their backs. and the nra is putting something out like -- what's wrong with these people, putting out apps that 4-year-olds can play on the anniversary of the newtown murders, and now putting out an ad talking about the president's daughters? >> they
. republican national committee called mr. obama's proposals, quote, an executive power grab that may please his political base but will not solve the problems at hand. boehner spokesman said only, quote, house committees of jurisdiction will review the recommendations and if the senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that. not all democrats frankly are anxious for a gun control debate. harry reid says he won't ask members of the senate to vote on anything that can't pass the house. vice president biden says it's going to be a tough fight. >> i have no illusions what we're up against or how hard the task is in front of us, but i've never seen the nation's conscience so shaken by what happened at sandy hook. the world has changed and it is demanding action. >> reporter: national rifle association accused the president and vice president of attacking firearms. >> thank you. proposals and action are two very different things especially when it comes to congress and gun control. up next, we'll take a look at the politics that will play a part in this fight. plus, nasty weather, i mean
in a series of holiday events leading to mr. obama public inauguration on monday. for all of the headlines, go to fox >> please join us tomorrow night for a live edition of huckabee. we'll have newt gingrich and avila king. the niece of martin luther king jr.. the criticism of the president's executive orders on gun control produced notable crote quotable . this is texas freshman senator ted cruz. >> this is it a president who i think who has drunk the koolaid and feeling high on his own power x. he is pushing on every front. on guns, i think it is sad to see the president of the united states exploiting the murder of children and using t to push his own extreme anti-gun agenda. >> one thing for certain, this president has created as distinct a line between the congress and the administration . the executive branches as i ever have seen. it doesn't help to govern when instead of working with that other branch of government, that you have to work with to pass manage that you make emnitty between the twompt what the senator was saying about the gun issue, it is the over all issue of co
room of the white house, included the president and his family, it was a small affair. mr. obama sworn in by chief justice john roberts who used notes to avoid the repeat of the slightly bungled oath four years ago. and last night, the president was at a candlelight ceremony at the museum and here is part of his remarks at that event. >> and we're committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves. it moves forward. >> the inaugural parade is one of the highlights of today's events, but the biggest news maker, of course, will be the inaugural address. while the white house has not yet released any excerpts from the speech, a presidential advisor gave a few hints yesterday about what will be in that address. >> he's going to talk our political system doesn't require us to resolve all of our political dispute, but common ground and he's going to make that point strongly that people here in washington need to seek common ground. >> and white house officials say today's speech will hit some broad themes and the president will outline in
for many, many years. >> wonderful. >> i love this book. it captures mrs. obama in unscripted moments. why is that so important to show. >> very important to our readers, because she is such an icon. she is such an inspiration to all our essence readers, the whole audience. we wanted to make sure that we connected to her in a very personal way. >> what is it about her that you think makes her so -- people feel like they know her. what is it about her that inspired so many people? >> i believe that is captured in the book. >> we divided the book in three sections. spirit, style and substance. >> i love that. >> i think that's why people are so drawn to her because she is this woman of great substance. she has a very warm spirit and, of course, she's incredibly stylish. i think all three together have mater a very compelling character. >> this is a woman who has come into her own more and more from the time she began on the campaign trail. >> she's trans formed a whole culture. >> we have people wearing sleeveless that never would bare sleeveless, including me. >> but you dare to try things
with an assault weapons ban. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, mr. obama said he will consider using executive powers to bring about change. >> if there's a step we can take to save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> the president is reviewing proposals from vice president biden who was asked to head up a task force to stop gun violence. more details are expected later this week. >>> new york state is not waiting for federal action to crack down on guns. governor andrew cuomo and state lawmakers reached a deal on the country's first new gun control measure following the newtown shooting. the senate voted late last night and today the assembly is expected to approve some of the most restrictive gun laws in america, including tougher background checks and expanded assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush wakes up at home today for the first time in almost two months. he was released from a hospital in houston yesterday. he was admitted back on november 23rd for treatment of bronchitis and a bad cough. mr. bus
protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> the new nra ad, which i may say i personally find utterly pathetic. earlier we spoke to the cousins of ashley moser. they have a website. log on to if you want to help. i thank my guests. tomorrow the man who called me a you willy for my take on guns, ben shapiro returns. before we go just leave me with an overview of how you feel this has gone tonight. >> listen, it's been a good discussion. but something has to happen. and i hope the president takes a very strong measure tomorrow and i hope congress has the courage to back him up with the appropriate legislation. although i have my doubts because their past has not been any indication that they'll take strong action in the future. but i'll try to be optimistic. listen, i've heard a lot of people talk about reality checks. i've been a cop 42 years. i've been to hundreds if
about the continuation of this president's legacy and his vision for the country. >> suarez: mr. obama will actually be sworn in sunday, in private, to meet the constitutional requirement for the oath on the 20th. then, he'll take the oath in public the next day. in a way, he will become the first president since franklin d. roosevelt to take the oath of office four times. in 2009, he took the oath twice because, in a do-over, performed the day after chief justice john roberts tripped on his lines during the first inauguration. >> within a few days, the president will be walking from that part of the capitol right here, and then down these stairs. >> suarez: new york democratic senator chuck schumer is chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, which oversees all of the inaugural rituals related to the capitol. >> there's no tanks in the streets, there's no rioting or picketing or protesting. it's a beautiful thing about america that the inauguration reminds us of. with all the trouble we have, the inauguration symbolizes that the republic marches onward. >>
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